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Former para ‘killed by car driven at him after crash’

Kiley with
his wife
They had
been out
for a meal

A FORMER paratrooper was knocked down and killed by a hit and run driver as he tried to exchange details following a crash, a court was told.

Kenneth Kiley, 75, died after a Vauxhall Corsa was driven straight at him.

Dario Carboni, 24, denies murder, death by dangerous driving and manslaughter.

Bristol crown court heard Mr Kiley was returning home from a dinner with wife Marion near their home in Swindon, Wiltshire, last July when their Toyota Yaris collided with a blue Corsa.

Adam Feest, prosecuting, said: ‘They came together on the roundabout, and the Kileys’ vehicle was turned nearly through 180 degrees, and ended up against a street name road sign.

‘Mr Kiley got out with a pen and piece of paper. He began to walk off in the direction of the Corsa, no doubt to get their insurance details.’

Crash scene: Spot where Mr Kiley died

After heading into two cul-de-sacs the Corsa drove back again, the court heard.

Mr Kiley stepped into the road from behind a parked car and was knocked down. Neighbours described hearing a screeching of car tyres followed by a ‘loud thud’. Mr Kiley died a day later.

Carboni, of Tottenham, north London, says the Corsa was not driven by him but by Patrick Cunnington, who was also in the car at the time.

The court heard Mr Cunnington told police he saw Mr Kiley and told Carboni to stop but he claimed that instead, Carboni put his foot down, then drove away and dumped the car. When asked why he did not stop, Carboni said that he did not have a licence, Mr Cunnington claimed.The trial continues.